Dance Wisconsin Presents: The Nutcracker

December 18-19, 2021

Shannon Hall | Memorial Union

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About this event

Dance Wisconsin presents The Nutcracker, "Marching Forward". A Madison Original, it is the only local performance that includes: dancers, a live orchestra and magical vocals. Dance Wisconsin's Nutcracker has performers from Southern and Central Wisconsin, dancing along with the Dance Wisconsin Orchestra and the vocals of the Monona Grove High School Singers.

Join Clara as she receives a special Nutcracker Doll from Heir Drosselmeyer during a party thrown by her family. Allow yourself to be transported by Heir Drosselmeyer's magic as he brings various dolls and toys to life. Watch with excitement as Clara awakens from a dream to find the Nutcracker life size and battling The Mouse King and his troops. After the Nutcracker's victory Clara is transported to a fantasy land where the Snow Queen and King perform with their snowflakes. In Act II Clara travels through Candyland where she is entertained by sweets from all over the world as well as a Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Finally, rejoice with Clara as she returns home in a glorious sleigh.

Dance Wisconsin's Nutcracker, "Marching Forward", is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by Dane Arts with further funding from private donations to the Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.


Prices (including all fees)

Full Price $43 | $37 | $33 | $25
Students & Seniors $33 | $27 | $23 | $15